The Sir Peter Blake Leadership awards have been handed out to a wide range of budding leaders, including the Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan and filmmaker Roseanne Liang.
Ex-All Black Sir John Graham was awarded top leadership gong The Blake Medal, the supreme accolade of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards.
Graham is its eighth recipient, joining a stellar cast of New Zealand leaders on the Blake Medallist honour roll: Dame Margaret Bazley (2011); Sir Ray Avery (2010); Dr John Hood (2009); Sir Murray Halberg (2008); Professor Paul Callaghan (2007); Sir Stephen Tindall (2006); and Sir John Anderson (2005).
He was previously headmaster of Auckland Grammar, University of Auckland chancellor, New Zealand cricket team manager, and president of the NZRFU.
The Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards officially launch New Zealand Leadership Week (June 22-29).
As well as honouring one outstanding leader, the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards recognise six emerging leaders demonstrating considerable potential.
Continuing in our tradition of idolising All Blacks, captain Richie McCaw was among the six.
Filmmaker Roseanne Liang also got a look-in (see previous Idealog cover story on Liang here).
2012 Emerging Leaders
Phil Keoghan – TV host
Roseanne Liang, filmmaker and director
Richie McCaw, All Black
Rachel Taulelei, founder and MD, Yellow Brick Road Ltd – fresh and sustainable fish supply
Kapu Waretini, Ministry of Maori Development
Qiujing Wong, CEO, Borderless Productions